[Hpn] General Assistance Caseworker On Leave For Promising Reduced Rent For Sex

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Thu, 19 Aug 2004 15:45:18 -0400


August 19, 2004


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City employee placed on leave amid charges

LEWISTON - A Lewiston general assistance caseworker is on paid
administrative leave while the city investigates charges that he used his
office to solicit sex from a city woman.

Abdiaziz Ali was summoned Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of engaging a
prostitute and official oppression. Police said Ali allegedly pressured a
woman to have sex with him by promising her reduced rent.

Ali, 34, who lives in Auburn, also serves as a liaison for Lewiston's Somali
community.
Lewiston Police Chief William Welch said investigators recorded
conversations between Ali and the woman who made the complaint.

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